AKK-MEO-BNU Seminar on Polar and Boreal Environment

Research and Observations The FMI Arctic Space and Remote Sensing Center (AKK), the Meteorological and Marine Research Program, and University Corporation for Polar Research (UCPR) affiliated with Beijing Normal University (BNU), China hosted a one-week join seminar in Helsinki and Sodankylä, 18 -22 November 2019. This activity contributes to a Chinese-Finnish Joint Centre for Field…

PEEX research collaboration – SRCES RAS and UHEL-INAR – virtual meeting

The Scientific Research Center for Ecological Safety (SRCES) and the University of Helsinki- INAR (UHEL-INAR, Finland) had a joint PEEX virtual meeting on research collaboration on 17 June 2020 (St.Petersburg / Helsinki) with 19 researchers. SRCES colleagues delivered a series of presentations on main research task and activities of the SRCES, and studies focused on:…

Hosting the Climate-KIC Journey

This summer was the second time that INAR co-hosted the Climate-KIC Journey summer school together with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and with two Climate-KIC coaches 13.7.-7.8.2020. Our Journey had 38 brave participants, who still joined the course even though the plans were changed and the course was held online due to…

‘Multilevel Local, Nation- and Regionwide Education and Training in Climate Services, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation / ClimEd’

Summary of the Erasmus+ Project Regional Priority: Modernisation of curriculum by developing new and innovative courses and methodologies in the Subject areas as defined (Environment). Duration: 15.11.2020 – 14.11.2023 Target groups: (1) Academic institutions: faculty, students (master and doctoral students) (2) Hydrometeorological institutions in Ukraine: managers and personnel (3) Political and economic public bodies (4)…

ESOF2020- a Science Forum amid Covid Time

It was unexpected to find myself attending an in-person conference amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The European Science Open Forum 2020 hybrid conference took place in Trieste, Italy, on 2-6 September 2020. Following a pre-conference covid19 test in Italy and a second test upon arrival at Helsinki airport, both negative, here are my lessons learnt from…

Investigation of heat waves indices applicability for the territory of Ukraine – summary of research

Authors: Ivan Kostyrko (contact email: vanfildin(a)gmail.com) and Olga Shevchenko (contact email: olga.s.meteo(a)gmail.com) Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK), Kyiv, Ukraine During the last decades, the number of heatwaves (HWs) has increased worldwide. Therefore, it is very important to determine the duration, intensity, and other HW characteristics, in particular under climate change condition. In this study, several…

Anthropogenic impacts on urban atmosphere: observations and modelling

Author: Assoc. Prod. Aaed Mkhanna, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia Contact: aaedmohanna(a)hotmail.com RSHU to students. The Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) as the University, provides a complex scientific knowledge to students that allow them to understand importance and danger of pollution in cities, and in particular, to study atmospheric transport, dispersion, deposition and chemical…

Extensive aircraft campaign across the Russian Arctic: overcoming pandemic 2020

Authors: Mikhail Arshinov and Boris Belan V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (IAO SB RAS; see end of article for full affiliations). V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics is now undertaking an extensive research aircraft campaign aimed to document chemical composition of the air shed above the Russian Arctic…

iCUPE Datasets for Polar Regions

The Horizon-2020 iCUPE (Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments; https://www.atm.helsinki.fi/icupe) project is at its final stage. The project (coordinated by Prof. Tuukka Petaja, University of Helsinki, Finland) has focus on improving the understanding of pollution sources and sinks, environmental and anthropogenic changes and elements of the polar areas. The iCUPE research work carried out…